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My Free Gift to You: Zacks' 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days

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I am delighted to give you seven stocks hand-picked by our experts from today's 220 Zacks Rank #1 Strong Buys. Since 1988, this list has nearly tripled the market with an independently verified average gain of +26% per year.

Our 7 Best report reveals the companies expected to jump in price the soonest.

Moodys Corp: (MCO)

(Market Close from NYSE) As of Oct 20, 2014 04:02 PM ET

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$91.49 USD

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-0.03 (-0.03%)

Volume: 1,007,869

Zacks Rank : 2-Buy [?]   2      

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Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.65%
2 Buy 18.84%
3 Hold 10.45%
4 Sell 4.76%
5 Strong Sell 2.56%
S&P 500 10.28%

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Quote Overview

Stock Activity

Open 91.22
Day Low 90.92
Day High 94.66
52 Wk Low 66.91
52 Wk High 96.50
Avg. Volume 1,198,074
Market Cap 19.33 B
Dividend 1.12 ( 1.22%)
Beta 1.43

Key Earnings Data

Forward PE 22.70
PEG Ratio 1.65
Current Qtr Est 0.89
Current Yr Est 4.03
Most Accurate Est 0.89
Qtr Earnings ESP[?] 0.00%
Exp Earnings Date *BMO10/24/14
Prior Year EPS 3.80
Exp EPS Growth 13.75%
Industry FIN-MISC SVCS

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Zacks Rank [?] Rank Change Trend Buy 2
Zacks Industry Rank 108 / 265 (Top 41%)
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This is our short term rating system that serves as a timeliness indicator for stocks over the next 1 to 3 months. How good is it? See rankings and related performance below.

Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.65%
2 Buy 18.84%
3 Hold 10.45%
4 Sell 4.76%
5 Strong Sell 2.56%
S&P 500 10.28%

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Premium Research : Industry Analysis

Top Peers Symbol Zacks Rank
MOODYS CORP MCO
BLACKHAWK NETWK HAWK
PORTFOLIO RCVRY PRAA
AMER EXPRESS CO AXP
APOLLO RES MTGE AMTG
CIELO SA ADR CIOXY
CIT GROUP CIT
CONS PORTFOLIO CPSS
EURONET WORLDWD EEFT
FLEETCOR TECH FLT

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